Thursday, August 6, 2009

Virginia: Decision on Pardon?

The Virginian Pilot reports Gov. Timothy M. Kaine "is expected to make an announcement" this afternoon regarding the clemency petition of the so-called "Norfolk Four." The men (who are sailors) were convicted of the rape and murder of a Navy wife. Three of the four are still in prison. The fourth was released in 2006. Says the Pilot:
Their plight has become a cause celebre in some circles, inspiring a book and a a screenplay about the case. It has also caught the attention of several former Virginia attorneys general and retired federal agents who each held press conferences last year to proclaim their belief in the innocence of the sailors.
See story here.

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